BBC Four have bought the Swedish crime series Crimes of Passion, based on Maria Lang's books. No schedule date for it yet but (not too coincidentally I imagine) the three books that have been translated into English, back in the '60s are being made available as ebooks.
No More Murders is released today, to be followed by A Wreath for the Bride in May and Death Awaits Thee in June, all published by Mulholland Books.
Based on the classic crime novels by Maria Lang and featuring Ola Rapace from Skyfall and the Swedish series, Wallander, Crimes of Passion is a collection of stylish whodunnits set in postwar Sweden. The stories follow the exploits of the brainy and beautiful literature student Puck; wherever she goes, mystery and murder are never far behind. Together with fellow academic Eje and police chief Christer, they witness the passions, betrayals and intrigue in the lives of respectable and seemingly quiet-living Swedes. Crimes of Passion was filmed in the beautiful region of Bergslagen in south central Sweden. It’s far north, but there’s nothing chilly about these folks, given their secret lives and steamy affairs.
Watch a trailer for the episode Death of a Loved One here.